February 27, 2013

Character Interview: Phoenix @SerenaZane #RLFblog

Insidious Whispers

Serena Zane, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. We're excited to interview your character Phoenix from the book, Insidious Whispers.
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Books To Go Now
Cover artist: Books To Go Now
Length: 46 pages
Heat rating: 4
Tagline: It’s her duty or her life!
Abducted from her quiet life as a New Age store owner, Beth Stark is thrown into a dangerous world of intrigue and magic. Beth’s legacy as Guardian of the Black Tome is to protect the book from those who would seek to use it for dark purposes.
Phoenix, enforcer of the Vampire world, is sent to destroy the Black Tome before the Queen of the Fae can use it to annihilate the vampire race. Phoenix comes face to face with the tome’s Guardian, but he doesn’t expect the feisty little spitfire to make his blood boil, and his passions rise.
What are your main characters' names, ages, and occupations?
Beth Stark, New Age Store Owner and half-Fae, Guardian of the Black Tome
Phoenix, Vampire Enforcer
Prince Arlen, Prince of the Fae
Queen Genevieve, Queen of the Fae
Jean-Luc, Vampire Elder and head of the High Council


Beth sat straight up in the chair that she’d been lounging in. Something was terribly wrong. She could feel it deep in her soul. In a blink, her body was pulled through the Veil and she stood in her darkened shop. Right in front of her stood a man, and he was pulling the Dark Tome from its rightful place on her shelf.
“Stop!” Beth surged forward as though she wasn’t in control of her own body and placed herself in front of the tome making him break contact with the book. “What do you think you’re doing?” She struggled to regain her composure after being pulled through space twice in one day. He was so close; she could smell his cologne and the scent of the rain and wind on his body. Beth tried not to be intimidated, but the man was huge and his broad shoulders filled the space in front of her. He hadn’t said anything yet, and he hadn’t moved away. She placed a hand on his chest and zapped him. A small electrical current to shove him back, it didn’t work.
His large hand came up and encompassed hers. “Don’t.” He crowded her.
Beth felt her lips part, and desire made her damp between her thighs as she met his eyes in the dark. They glowed with an unholy fire, and she knew. Vampire.
Her voice barely above a whisper Beth asked, “What do you want with the tome?” She could never let a vampire have access to the evil in that particular book.

Interview with Phoenix

Tell us about yourself.
I am the strong arm of the vampire council. Head enforcer, and ancient vampire. Ensuring that vampires follow the law of the High Council and Other-kind do not reveal our existence.
Tell us about Beth Stark.
She is a feisty spitfire that I cannot eradicate from my heart. I burn for her. She is Guardian of the Dark Tome and a half-Fae who torments me with every waking thought.
What do you think is your strongest point?
Well…are we talking metaphorically? Or figuratively? I believe that honor comes before all things.
What would Beth say is your strongest point?
(Phoenix laughs) I can’t really discuss that on an open forum.
What would Beth say is your biggest weakness?
I find it suspicious that you would ask such a question. One does not reveal their weaknesses.
What was it like where you grew up?
I grew up in what is now the Basque Region of the Pyrenees Mountains between Spain and France. It was a hard existence, and my family struggled.
What do you wish was different about your life?
There are always things one regrets. But I cannot change the past.
If you were given your fondest wish, what would it be?
That is something I shall keep close to my heart.
Describe a place of perfect refuge.
Once many years ago I came upon a place, far away from society. Isolated, but beautiful. The waves of the ocean crashed against the cliffs as I watched the sun sink beneath the horizon. This would be my perfect place, if there, in the arms of my love.
As a child, who was your best friend?
I prefer not to dwell in the past of dim memory.
What do you wish I had asked you?
I would have had you ask me if I am satisfied with my existence. I would say that is a good question. Again, there are things I regret, and now that I have found my love, I am not sure if my position will remain the same with the High Council. But, yes, overall, I am satisfied with my existence as it stands.

About the Author

Serena Zane is an eclectic author of paranormal romance, sweet romance, and action-adventure romance. She lives with her husband and her son in the Northwest. Balancing her time between writing, time with her family, and crossing swords on the battlefield, Serena is never bored.

Previous Books

The Jewel series
Dark Diamonds, Crystal Clear, Ruby Red, Tiger Eye
The Hunter Diaries
The Christmas Present, Bite Me, Belief, Insidious Whispers
The Dark Warrior series
Snow Beast, A Cross to Bare, Bane
Follow the Heart, Moonlight in a Pickup Truck

Books Coming Soon

Serena Zane
The Hunter Diaries Anthology, Mortal Ice, The Change, and The Locket


Riddle me this: “Voiceless it cries, wingless flutters, toothless bites, mouthless mutters.” What is it?
If you are the first to answer this question you will win a free copy of The Christmas Present.

Find Me Here

Blog: Tales of the Night  http://serenazaneauthor.blogspot.com/


  1. Hmm, this site looks very familiar, hehe.

    Wonderful post, Serena. All your books sound awesome. Keep them coming.

    1. LOL Lorrie. :) They do sound good, don't they?

  2. @Lorrie - Thanks. I do have several more books in the works. At the request of my readers, I am working on a single title (a 300+ page) novel that is a paranormal romance. Keep a lookout for new releases this year!

  3. @Kayelle - Thank you for having Phoenix and I here today. We have enjoyed our brief visit, and hope to see your readers again soon.


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